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I keep pulling/getting pain in the same muscle even when I don't exercise it

I pulled a muscle directly under my shoulder blade (dorsal muscles?) a couple of months ago while carrying something heavy - not as I picked it up but as I was walking with it, I felt the muscle "go". ...
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Work out 5 times a week, out of breath

So I exercise 5 times a week by lifting weights as well as 30 mins of cardio and some stretching every day. I still find myself running out of breath when walking uphill during my daily commute, for ...
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Will hypothyroidism affect my exercising and or bodybuilding

I am 51 years old, 5'1", 150 lbs, and I have hypothyroidism. I ride my bike about 5 miles a week. I walk about 2 miles a week. I do 30 minutes of light exercise a day. Should I be doing more ...
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Tea ( w/ & w/o sugar ) and Calories [closed]

How does a cup of tea with 2-3 cubes of sugar affect the body? What if I drink 5 cups of tea with sugar? What are the disadvantages?
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If I can't get plenty of sleep, should I be doing anything different when trying to put on mass?

Getting plenty of sleep is really important for putting on size - something I am very aware of. Unfortunately, various circumstances lead to me not being able to get to the gym until about 9:30PM at ...
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1answer
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Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
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1answer
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Locking of the jaw during workout related stress

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved in energy expenditure as it drives the body to respond to stress. So when one is lifting weight or doing a pullup or pushup and is about to finish the ...
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Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night

It started happening a while ago and has been getting worse. I usually workout from 6-7 in the evening (unfortunately can't workout any time before that due to my schedule) and go to bed around 10:30 ...
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Optimized sleep schedule and how important is it ?

I am asking myself, how does an optimized sleep schedule for a good fitness life look like. What is so "optimized" and how important the sleep schedule is?
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How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?

I have heard various powerlifters on youtube to use the leg drive(1) and keep your shoulder blades tucked in or together throughout the rep(2) (just as we do on the low bar squats) while doing the ...
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Tight clothing as opposed to a tight single point

If I were to wear a tight piece of cloth or rope around one part of my body, it would certainly be bad for my health, and for example the sleeves of my shirt are tight, and my arm is starting to ...
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Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?

When different people gain weight, the fat tends to accumulate in different parts of the body based on the individual. Some people gain in their stomach, their buttocks, their thighs, etc. If I am ...
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Creatine supplementation for a Vegan athlete

Any thoughts on creatine supplementation (quick release capsules 4,000 mg) for weightlifting? I caveat this request with the fact that I am trying to limit my intake of animal products to a minimum ...
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2answers
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thyroid gland and bodybuilding

I've talked a litte bit with an old bodybuilder and he says to me : "If you really want to gain weight you must stop eating 'sugar' and milk before arround 5pm," by sugar he meant fruits etc "because ...
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Why is porridge easy to digest? [closed]

What's the reasons that support the point that porridge is easy to digest ? Why a sick person is advised to eat porridge instead of rice ?
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4answers
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How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?

I am a guy who haven't been working out(exercising) throughout my life. I live a very sedentary live, mostly at my desk reading books or using my computer. The nature of my field of work requires me ...
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What should my heart rate be while running / working out?

When I run for 8-10 minutes my heart rate goes to 195-200 bpm, I have used several calculators online to determine my maximum heart rate but they all seem to say to my maximum heart rate should be ...
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Simple tips for preventing hunger?

I have not smoked for one year and several months, but since then I gained about 30kg. I am sure that if I start smoking again I will lose some weight, but I don't want to start smoke anymore. I am ...
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Should I aim to do an equal number of reps across my sets?

I do pull-ups. I aim to do X pullups, and I try to do as many pullups as I can during sets, in an attempt to increase the number of pullups I can do in a single set. To reach X pull ups, I might end ...
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2k views

Deadlift - belt or no belt?

The deadlift seems to put a lot of pressure on the spinal vertebrae. Is it safe to deadlift without a belt or does correct form completely eliminate the need for one?
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2answers
285 views

Beginning the deadlift exercise

With so much misinformation all over the internet, how do I learn the Deadlift?
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2answers
1k views

Barbell Deadlift vs. Clean Deadlift

What is the main difference between a Barbell Deadlift and a Clean Deadlift? I watched these two videos over and over again and, despite each paging saying that the exercises work out different ...
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3answers
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Training for an ultramarathon without hills

I am training for my first mountain ultramarathon :-) Unfortunately, I live in a completely flat location --- the biggest hill is about 20 meters. I use the hill extensively during my runs, but I am ...
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1answer
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Exercises to Tighten My Body During Weight Loss?

I'm 25 years old and 173cm height. I was fat almost all my life until the age of 23 when I decided to lose fat. At that time I was 88 KG. Then in 6 months I lost until I became 72KGs. What I did was ...
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1answer
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Is not running inclined forward necessarily bad form?

I have taken a running lesson with a pro and his comment was that I should be running inclined more forward. The way it is now (as I've found after the fact) is that I run pretty much perpendicular to ...
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Heavy Bag appropriate length

I would like to ask what is the appropriate length for a heavy bag. I understand that the heavy bag weight should be approximately half the trainee's weight, but I have not found any sources about the ...
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Activities and Pains during recovery time from tennis

I have recovered now 7 days after intensive tennis training of 3 months. I now feel some small itching pains in my both wrists and foot arches, for instance after 7 days of rest (doing really no ...
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How to keep my leg muscle from increasing in volume while still exercising?

First, some words on my fitness history: I was quite a scrawny kid growing up but in high school I joined the high school's Cross-Country team and started running regularly for part of the year. I ...
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1answer
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How far to run at the beginning?

I would like to start running because someone told me that I can minimize my belly by running. I am not very trained so I am asking how far I should start running in the beginning. Thanks for ...
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1answer
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What workout regimen is appropriate for the recently malnourished?

Background: For past 3 years my weight was 55-58kgs. 3 years ago, I was able to do 25+ pushups w/o break, 10 pull ups (from dead hang to chest over bar), 10 dips. For past three years I survived on ...
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3answers
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What exactly does it mean to warm up?

I've heard many times that warming up lower the risk for injury, but I have no idea why that is. From the tag warmup A warm-up is light exercise usually performed before participating in ...
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What will be the impact of cycling 20 km a day in a city on my lungs?

I am planning to go my office using a bicycle. My office is 10 km away from my home. Half of the road is almost packed with motor cycles, diesel cars and buses. So I would like to know if this air ...
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How can I improve my grip on a slippery chin-up bar?

My local outdoor pool has a chin-up bar (as part of a deployable multi-gym thing), but because it has to survive the elements, it's just a plain galvanized steel bar. The bar is less than an inch in ...
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Difference between BodyMetrix Pro and Personal

Been researching and it would appear that the only difference between the two is with the Pro you get an extra gel, and the Personal Software is severely limited. Has anyone used both systems? ...
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Using a rowing machine for abdominal muscles

I was used to doing running and cycling but now I want to work more on my abdominal muscles. I had read from some sources that a rowing machine is good for that. From other sources I have read ...
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FitBit Flex Active Minutes

I don't understand why my FitBit will record "Active Minutes" when I workout and then when I log my "exercise" to get the calories closer, it subtracts out the time from "Active Minutes." It's very ...
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Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?

Background: I wasn't the fittest kid -- still not as an adult -- and I wasn't fond of running, as I'd get exhausted quickly and/or get a side-ache/stitch. In general I avoided exerting myself. On one ...
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Counting calories and following the limit

I want to ask how do you count the calories for example of something with undefined calories like a soup or some new sort of home made sandwiches. Also I would like to know how can I calculate my ...
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Amounts for Pre workout and Glutamine

I got neon sport volt, unfortunately it doesn't say how much water to mix it in. It says one scoop but doesn't say how much water, same with GNC Glutamine as it doesn't say how much powder to use! I ...
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How to learn these movements? [migrated]

I just watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjFrcoGC6w and I really want to learn how to do that. What's the name of these stuff? I'm 26 years old, is it possible to learn this? How ...
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1answer
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Why do artificial steroids build muscle while artificial leptin does nothing to prevent hunger? [closed]

I've recently been reading about leptin and leptin resistance and I have a question that has been nagging me. It seems like one of the first things that researchers tried after the discovery of ...
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How can the conventional deadlift be harder at the top than the bottom?

This video is the example I'm talking about in particular. But outside this, I've heard of and seen people having trouble at the top of a deadlift while not having such trouble at the bottom. To ...
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Why does running make you have to poop?

So I've always wondered what about running makes you have to go to the bathroom? Why is it that it seems to accelerate the downward progress of any ... you know ... Or maybe I'm the only one this ...
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losing side and back fat

I run a lot and skip a lot, I also weight lift, I have been losing weight rapidly and I am happy about it. But I really want to loose weight around my side and lower back, it isn't directly my lower ...
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Wearing orthotics in lifting shoes

I am planning to start taking Olympic lifting classes. Since I want to take it seriously, I wanted to makes sure I am geared properly. Currently, I am using orthotics due to the leg length discrepancy ...
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i'm getting out of shape left bicep cause weight is not acting on my left bicep

I am from India. My problem is that my left hand is quite bent, so weight is not acting properly on my left hand. My left bicep looks a bit smaller and looser than the right one. When i do chin ups, ...
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Warmups and trainings for Shoulder cuff?

I started tennis 1 year ago and now I started fencing. I successfully recovered from Ulnar claw here by strengthening forearms. Now I have poor blood circulation in shoulder cuff (reasons can be too ...
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Does bicycling improve abs?

I have been noticing recently that my abdominal area (over the stomach) has been getting really firm. I think it is the abdominal muscles. I have been bycycling fairly hard for about an hour every ...
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Tightness in tendon - what can I do to fix it?

I have been running for about two years now, on and off, and recently I have had a mild - but annoying - pain behind my right knee. I went to an orthopedist, who gave me a cortizone shot, but told me ...
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Advice needed for Skinny to Muscular [duplicate]

I'm very skinny boy ( Height 5'11" weight 65kgs ) . I'm daily eating only 2 meals a day due to work . Is there any alternative solution for transforming to athletic or physically fit body?? I can't ...

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